One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘His voice has an elemental beauty - abrasively sexy one minute and angelic the next - that seems both totally of its time and yet is transcendent enough to speak intimately to every individual's situation.’
- ‘The musician in me won't let me tune out the abrasively bland songs coming out of the speaker above my head.’
- ‘Quartz plates were cleaned abrasively and then soaked in a heated bath of sulfuric acid and chromic acid mixture for 15 to 20 min, followed by repeated washing with distilled H20 and ethanol.’
- ‘In fact, Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist satire seems abrasively modern in its attack on the dehumanising effect of industrial capitalism.’
- ‘In short the man is setting out to do what the leader of the Opposition is supposed to do - he will oppose as abrasively and effectively as he can.’
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